Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Case Study, Al Jazeera Forum, and Citizen Sensing

Below are some of our key accomplishments over past several months.
  • We completed a comprehensive case study of Bangalore Auto Watch based on our interactions with the citizens, media, Auto Unions, and the Transport Department. The case study will be made available on eMoksha's website in next several days and mailed out to those who have registered a complaint on Kiirti. A huge thanks to Nisha, Kiirti's online media strategist, for putting together this case study after detailed research and several long interviews and meetings.
  • eMoksha was invited to participate in Al Jazeera's 6th Forum themed The Arab World in Transition: Has the Future Arrived? at Doha, Qatar between March 12-14, 2011. It was an unforgettable experience to hear first-hand accounts of unfolding of events in Tunisia and Egypt. There were some interesting discussions on the role of social media in these uprisings, using Malcolm Gladwell's article as a starting point.
  • eMoksha and Knoesis co-presented the tutorial on Citizen Sensor Data Mining, Social Media Analytics and Development Centric Web Applications at the International WWW conference in Hyderabad, India on March 28, 2011.
There are few interesting developments under way and we will add another update very soon. Meanwhile, you can reach out to us at selvam at emoksha dot org.